Top 10 Death Row Last Meal Requests from Texas.


As you know, or maybe you don’t know, I am from Texas. There are things that are only understood by Texans and these things are held to be equal to the word of God.  For example, Dr. Pepper – Texans have some kind of addiction to Dr. Pepper and chicken fried steak with cream gravy and I am also a victim to these addictions. Yes, I know, I am vegan, so to stay true to my Texas ways I have created a vegan version of chicken fried steak and cream gravy – but that is a completely different post.

The purpose of this post is the top 10 Last meal request for people who were sitting on Texas death row list. Dr. Pepper to the end, seriously…

10. Double meat cheeseburgers, double order of french fries, Dr. Pepper and a pint of banana nut ice cream – Johnny James

9. Ribs smothered in onions and gravy, rice with butter, ice water and Dr. Pepper. – Charlie Livingston

8. None. Last minute he decided to eat a hamburger at his Mother’s request. – Delbert Teague, Jr.

7. Chicken fried steak with white gravy, french fries with white gravy, lots of salt and pepper, and sweet ice tea.  Ricky McGinn

6. 3 beef enchiladas with onions, 3 cheese enchiladas with onions, Spanish rice, bowl of jalapenos, french fries, cheeseburger all the way, bowl of mayonnaise, bowl of ketchup, bowl of pico de gallo, 3 Dr. Peppers, pitcher of ice, banana split ice cream, and 4 quesadillas. – Miguel Flores

5. Chocolate birthday cake with “2/23/90” written on top, seven pink candles, one coconut, kiwi fruit juice, pineapple juice, one mango, grapes, lettuce, cottage cheese, peaches, one banana, one delicious apple, chef salad without meat and with thousand island dressing, fruit salad, cheese, and tomato slices. – Miguel Richardson

4. 12 pieces of chicken (thighs and drumsticks), 2 double-meat cheeseburgers on toasted buns, 1 large place of brown french fries with ketchup, 2 large onions (cut in slices), 2 large tomatoes (cut in slices), 6 sweet pickles, salad dressing, 5 sliced jalapeno peppers, peach cobbler with extra crust, and milk. – Vincent Cooks

3. Two chili cheese dogs, two cheeseburgers, two orders of onion rings with French dressing, turkey salad with French fries, chocolate cake, apple pie, butter pecan ice cream, egg rolls, one peach, three Dr. Peppers, jalapeno peppers, ketchup, and mayonnaise. – Williams Richard

2. Twelve beef ribs, three enchiladas, chicken fried steak with cream gravy, crisp bacon sandwich, ketchup, a loaf of bread, cobbler, three Cokes, three root beer, French fries, and onion rings. – Crawford Hilton

1. French fries, five pieces of fried chicken, and three Dr. Peppers – Tony Walker


  • playspeed11

    June 24, 2014

    In capital-eligible cases in which prosecutors successfully sought the death penalty, the average cost was $3 million, with $1.3 million devoted to incarceration and $1.7 million to adjudication. So it’s no problem, that people have even 300$ meal.

  • dallas2

    August 29, 2012

    im from the D and these foods are an every day life long diet, i like fried Dr. Pepper!

  • Idreamfan3

    April 26, 2012

    And a partridge in a pear tree. Wow go Dr Pepper.

  • jasmine4

    February 5, 2012

    If yall were from texas y’all would understand these last meals, as the author already said. And a lot of those foods aren’t greasy it just depends on who and how its cooked.

  • Rob5

    July 28, 2011

    Four slices of dry white toast, slightly burned…. and a mission from God!

  • Ace6

    July 22, 2011

    Actually, those last meals reflect the nature and identity of that animals. Everything is stinking greasy and in huge quantities, just like their pathetic lives – filth and greed. Let them stuff themselves! Why not?! Even more painful and lonelier for them to leave this world…
    If I had to choose my last meal, it would definitely be Sushi Train mmmmmmm….

  • helmy abdullah7

    May 16, 2011

    let them eat what they want . in malaysia , all these food are quite expensive , usually eaten by middle-class or rich kids .

  • Patty8

    April 23, 2011



  • Anna9

    April 23, 2011

    Do you think this is some kind of a joke??? These people mudered and hurt people in horrible ways!! All you are doing is making a joke about it! What if you were one of those people! YOU would not take this in a joking matter! One of those horrible people murdered my little brother when he was 7 years old…. take a look at it in my shoes… is it funny now? I hope that person suffers for all the things he did to Jason…. you dont even want to know what he did to him…. the people on death row are there there for a reason! i just wish they could skip the meal and go straight for the electric chair!

  • Jae10

    April 14, 2011

    Woah ever being in that situation I would not be able to eat at all I would just be pooping myself quite literally.

  • Joe Bonnette11

    April 10, 2011

    I am just wondering why prisoners do not always and in every case ask for the LORD’S SUPPER, since they are MEETING THEIR END? just wondering, it seems like a no brainer if you ask me. thanks, Joe

  • Rancilio12

    April 7, 2011

    Great site, keep up the good work, my colleagues would love this. I read a lot of blogs daily, and for the most part people lack substance, but not in this case. I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog, I’m gonna bookmark this web site. Thanks

  • carlos13

    April 1, 2011

    let feed them fish heads

  • carlos14

    April 1, 2011

    normally when you die you don’t get a last request , I say feed them what the victom ate.

  • staceface15

    March 24, 2011

    Wow, how unimaginative are these requests? freakin cheeseburgers for a LAST meal??? I can have that any day of the week- I’d have like a a deep fried turkey, garlic loaded red mashed potatoes, hot dinner rolls, real butter, hush puppies, crisp bacon, cubed aged sharp cheddar cheese, sliced apples and caramel dip, a huge ice diet coke (haha I just like the flavor less sugary, it’s a little ironic to order a *diet* coke with a list like this) a giant ice cold water and a tuxedo cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory……..Yeah that’s a lot for a person on death row to ask for but hey, he’s done worse things right?;-D eh ?….EH?? Cmon…it was funny.

    But seriously, this is your LAST meal, I would only want to eat things that I don’t eat regularly or commonly- and anyone can get a cheeseburger and fries any damn day. Now if only you could order some vodka, sugar-free rockstar and a blunt……but no, criminals can’t have it that good. and for good reason.

  • hugh jarse16

    March 13, 2011

    let the fuckers starve they dont deserve a last meal the poor fucking victims cant eat again so fuck them i say they should be the only thing to fry sit them on old sparky flick the switch waytch them cook

  • Dawn Robin Gimenez17

    March 6, 2011

    I would not have a last meal unless I was near death the natural way——I mean my God —- I can’t dream or think of someone comming -2- u and asking what you want or like –4– your last meal????????????????? Why peaople get in to the thing’s that they do to b on DEATH ROW is beyond me,,,, I think somthing in the brain snapped [email protected] DAWN ROBIN GIMENEZ

  • jupiter18

    February 3, 2011

    How can you eat in that situation???
    I love tha last hamburger on mom´s request. “have a hamburger for the road, son!”

  • Tom19

    December 28, 2010

    Better to enjoy a meal with a clear conscience, which I’m sure everyone here can. Bonus: You won’t be executed 2 hours later.
    Mine: One fried chicken, large bag of chips, potatoes, 4 slices pizza, loaf of Italian bread, butter, chocolate malt, couple cans of cherry coke and then I’m off to the Mall !

  • Shirleen Melchior20

    November 24, 2010

    Hi there, long time lurker here with my first comment! My daughter is getting married to her lovely mexican gentleman soon, and I’m tasked with preparing the wedding party! I thought enchiladas would be a nice snack, so trying to find a good enchilada recipe. What do you think? Any more ideas?? Anyway, thanks for your hard work as ever…

  • Jack21

    November 3, 2010

    I am dissapointed that noone wanted a twinkie.

  • MArtha22

    November 1, 2010

    Sounds delicious! I just came back from mexico last week and find myself addicted to these incredible enchilada recipes now!! Must go back next year sometime, I suppose, and this time head off the beaten path a little. Looking to reading more!

  • Trenton23

    October 28, 2010

    fried cat fish, french fries, bbq ribs, cheese burger, smoked ham, chicken fried stake, mashed potatos, and tons of cherry pepsi. and for dessert i would finish off with some copenhagen wintergreen long cut. If they let me i would finish off my night pickin at the guitar

  • Valentin Hough24

    October 25, 2010

    This is probably one of the best posts I have stumbled across on this topic. I would like to know if you have you though about the other side of the topic of gardening? Personally, I think a decent case could be made either way, but let me know if you know of more sources on the Web that back up what you are saying.

  • MomZombie25

    September 24, 2010

    Tacos, tacos, and more tacos. Mountain Dew, Simply Lemonade lemonade, Pepsi, Vanilla Caramel Chocolate Chunk ice cream, Filet Mignon from a Japanese steak house, and several vodka lemondrops though I know alcohol is not allowed in prison.

  • Guy26

    July 26, 2010

    Wow. Lots of really unhealthy deep fried foods and sugar. That stuff’ll kill ya.

  • Mouse27

    June 16, 2010

    I think I may have lost my appetite at this point:(

  • Wayne Altman28

    June 16, 2010

    As a former Death Row guard I can tell you that all alcohol requests are refused. Even near beer is still refused I think.

    Keep in mind unless the inmate orders something special like from McDonalds or KFC all of the food is prepared in the prison kitchen. Your Momma is not the one doing the cooking, and it shows…

    By the way that explanation is dead on as to why we offer a last meal, and sometimes the Warden will share the meal with the inmate.

  • mississippi 60129

    May 31, 2010

    sorry guys for some of the misspelled words i get the chills just thinking about getting executed.

  • mississippi 60130

    May 31, 2010

    you guys are so funny now that is what i get for lol. Me personally i would not want a last me i would be to choked up to eat and not to mention so nervous that everytime i move or someone says anything to me i would just pee on my self thats how nervous i would be. But on the reali would request that i would like coronas so that i wont feel the execution that is put upon me and especially the pain.


    April 18, 2010

    Hmmmmmmmmm… I would choose CHEESEBURGERS with Dr. Pepper, and lots and lots of alcohol so I would be soooooo drunk I would not realize what was going on and the BAM IM DEAD

  • Riji32

    March 25, 2010

    Fried Bald Eagle in a red wine reduction sauce, with poached Condor eggs, a cucumber from Michelle Obama’s white house garden and (what the hell) french truffles wrapped in edible solid gold for dessert. No question, theee best way to grub before you croak.

  • Luckman Raharja33

    March 19, 2010

    … Anyway.. I hope.. all of us never have to do that.. last meal…
    I really wonder is it still taste great.. If we know we will die by a head shot or even else…

    In Indonesia my country.. there is last meal also..

    Peace .. condemption.. prayer.. asking for forgiveness to those we’ve done wrong is absolutely the best to do before that..


  • Anonymous34

    December 12, 2009

    I agree with giving them their choice of a last meal. Why? I think it shows our humanity towards them right up to the end when we could have just put a bullet in their head way back.

  • Billson35

    October 3, 2009

    holy crap, i’m drinking dr pepper right now

  • Isam36

    September 19, 2009

    My Death Row Meal would be a jar of Nutella

  • Craig37

    July 14, 2009

    Dude, they’re are going to be dead in 24 hours anyway! WHO CARES WHAT THEY EAT?!?!

  • jims38

    July 6, 2009

    they should get a bowl of nothing, or maybe with the meal they have to have a picture or pictures of the victims (dead) placed in front of them. Their victims get no chicken or ribs or Dr. Pepper. Its bullshit.

  • sheena39

    June 5, 2009

    what would your death row last meal be?

  • Dwight40

    May 31, 2009

    @JSCarroll Texans on death row seem to enjoy Dr. Pepper with their last meal

  • Drew41

    May 31, 2009

    Drinking Dr Pepper right now. I would def choose french fries, vegan fried chicken and dr pepper as my last meal.

    • Jason Bayless42

      May 31, 2009

      mmm..dr pepper – mmm vegan fried chicken…mmm death row? I am with you Drew – I think I am going to eat some now!

  • peter mcnally43

    May 31, 2009

    “the lords last supper”
    thats the connection ya dafties…………..with what mr baylis said and its in a nutshell

  • Pieter Malherbe44

    May 8, 2009

    Top 10 Death Row Last Meal Requests from Texas. (notice the irony behind some requesting Dr. Pepper?)

  • kenya45

    April 20, 2009

    we just got a new teacher and she made us write wat we would like for our last meal, but it had to be vegetarian lol…but isnt it true they grant ur last wishes as well, lke that happen to this one dude on his last day he went to disney world with his daughter, but some of these people have the worst last meals lol

  • Vubce46

    April 15, 2009

    My friend on Orkut shared this link and I’m not dissapointed that I came here.

  • Cledas Walters47

    March 31, 2009

    Your a vegan? and from Texas??? You must not of been born here.

  • Rich48

    January 31, 2009

    Can you order twat as your last meal?

  • Steve McIntyre49

    January 26, 2009

    How about a McDonald’s filet-o-fish (which is quite delicious due to the steamed bun)

  • Dustin Snyder50

    December 13, 2008

    It’s wierd to think about what I’d pick if I were in that situation. I’d probly just ask for some Hot and Readys for Little Caesars.

  • alex51

    December 3, 2008

    There is no purpose to feed someone who has killed someone for the last time.

  • jdude52

    December 1, 2008

    my last meal would be a massive tbone steak, lobster, rack of ribs, baked potatoe, keg of beer, and a glass of milk

  • Jason Bayless53

    November 23, 2008

    oh damn, Catherine – you totally busted me! 🙂 I did know about the period, but I never catch myself when I write it.

    I will not correct it in this post – just to prove to everyone that no matter how much you love Dr Pepper, there is someone out there who will always one up you.

    Thanks for catching that.

    *trying to redeem myself* Have you been to the Dr Pepper Museum in Dublin, Texas?

  • Catherine54

    November 23, 2008

    As someone who’s been to the Dr Pepper museum in Waco, you do know that there’s no period (.) after Dr, right?

  • Cho Mama55

    October 15, 2008

    Miguel Flores knows what’s goin’ on! Delicious! HA!
    i’m going to kill you!!!

  • Will Potter56

    October 10, 2008

    Mine is chicken fried “steak” and Dr. Pepper. Not friggin question. That would also be my last breakfast, last lunch, last brunch and last snack, if given the option…

  • Jason Bayless57

    October 9, 2008

    google pulled up this — In pre-modern Europe, the ritual of granting the condemned a last meal has its seeds in common superstition: a meal was a highly symbolic social act. Accepting food, which was offered freely, meant to make one’s peace with the host – the guest agreed tacitly to take an oath of truce and symbolically abjured all vengeance. Consequentially, in accepting the last meal the condemned was believed to forgive the executioner, the judge, and the witnessing mob. The ritual was supposed to prevent the delinquent from haunting those people, who were responsible for his or her killing, as a ghost or a revenant. The meal was therefore mainly a superstitious precaution and – following that logic – the better the food and the drinks, the safer the condemned’s oath of truce. Last meals were often public and all parties which were involved in the penal process took part.

  • Jim Dorey58

    October 9, 2008

    Wonder what the big deal is about the last meal – where did this come from? The last request thing? Most asked for a meal so why not make it a last meal?

  • Lauren59

    October 9, 2008

    I am pretty speechless. Leave it to you to write this post!

    I remember your love of Dr. Pepper. It’s strange to think of this as people’s last beverage.


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